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Ilanh Book Manufacturers. 

MoxTHLV, Vol. I. 


No) 10. 


Although principally known as a 
Business Educator, of the sturdily 
i-ultured sort, Prof. C. Bayless of 
of Dubuque, Iowa, is, in fact, a many- 
sided, largely vei-satile gentleman, who 
(.■an talk practical or ornamental pen- 
manship to a class of pupils and wlin 
can fill the puljiit of the Presbyterian 
elder; who can detect an error in a 
trial balance in less than five minute? 
and in business and social habits or 
cur^toms in still less time; who can 
talk church, conducta prayer meeting, 
make a speech or tell a story; conduct 
:i comi)lete and successful school of 
business nnd explain and illustrate 
tlic relative merits of pencil and ma- 
chine stenography, with seemingly 
ecjual facility and adeptness. 

Naturally of an industrious, perse- 
vering, acquiring stock, he has culti- 
vated such a level head for business, 
j^ueh well balanced views on themes of 
human import, and such an unftindi- 
ingly honest and o])en-hearted nature, 
that t he universal respect of tho.S(. 
who pass his way is his rightful inher- 

Prof. Bayless, as we have known 
liim for sonic years, is a tall, refined, 
impulsive and conscientious man, 
the very soul of life, earnestness, 
and broadly conservative in mott 
iiu-^ic and 

M, lu'ca 

lONOREI) ctrrzKN 
over of home life. IIi- 
* always prosperous and i- 
se it always deserve- pi u- 
pcrity. His home ih one ot the 
l>ictures which linger in theniiiuU 
of ail so fortunate as to be a iru. -i 
there. Itseasy luxury of appnmt 
menl is second only to the lieait- 
touching cordiality of its host and 
hostess, and the merry talk of 
little Birdie, a bright eyed, precocious 
young lady of about six or seven cal- 
endars and the dignified, polished 
j)resence of Vincent, a quiet, culti- 
vated young man of twenty-three, 
now a law student in the University 
of Michigan, lend beauty to the 
atmosphere of that model home. 

No one envinces a moie mtelligent 
interest in the young men ot oui 
country and calling than Prof. Bay- 
less. A young penman, andiitious 
to find the coveted trail of success — to 
many, THE lost trail — never seeks 
or heeds his counsel in vain or witli- 
out profit. 

In our round of acquaintances fe\^ 


With reference to the alpliabet. 
the appearance of which, in the Angiisi 
numberof the Penman's Art t/bwrnac' 
lias drawn out the criticism of some 

characters present so many elements 
which enter into the preacher's, the 
poet's and the bible's ideal of a man. 
A steadfast friend to the Herald, 
he encourages our work by material 
and ethereal aid, subscribers and ad- 
vice. He has faith in our success and 
does his part to assure it. 

of our brother penmen, I wish to say 
that I do not see in what sense it can 
be properly termed H. C. Spencer'.« 
Alphabet. The plate there repre- 
sents the first choice of a ruling pei- 
cent, of the fifty penmen, who had 
reported to Mr. Kpencer at the time 
he submitted his report to tlie Busi 

ness Educator's Association , or at 
least forms upon which the largest 
number agreed as lieing their first 
choice, and hence whatever merit 
the alphabet possesses, touching the 
style of letters represented, must 
necessarily redound to the honor of 
the penmen who submitted their 
reports, and, too, they must be 
accounted responsible for whatever 
inconsistencies appear therein. 

To reap a full benefit of a consid- 
eration of this subject, we recommend 
the reader to refer to the August 
number of the Journal and observe 
the forms given: and if his is the eye 
of an artist, he wiilseeatn glance that 
there is certainly a lack of unity in 
the alphabet, especially in tlie capi- 
tal-*teni letters. But what does this 
condition signify? To my mind it 
simply justifies the conclusion that 
there is, on the pavt of a majority of 
the penmen who reported their choice, 
a lack of due appreciation of unity 
in the exercise of individual taste in 
modifying forms. Then Mr. A's 
taste may lead him to adopt certain 
modifications of the capital "I" for a 
rapid business hand, and for the same 
purpose he uses a capital "G" the 
modifications of which are not in har- 
mony with those of the capital " I " 
and so in Mr. A's alphabet may be 
found the basis of a dozen distinct al- 
phabets, each of which if constructed 
would be harmonious in itself, but at 
with each other. An illus- 
tration of this incongruity of styles 
may be found in the two letters 
just mentioned in the plate refer- 
red to, also observe B and R of the 
same ])late. 

I do not recognize this alphabet 
a- bciiiing the approval of the 
leading of to-day, neither do I un- 
derstand it as coming under a 
recommendation of Mr. Spencer 
JUS a standard to be universally 
adopted as business forms. It is 
given as a result of his effort to 
present forms representing the first 
choice of the profession, and judg- 
ing from the result it is clearly 
evident that all of those who submitted 
their choice have not reached the pin- 
acle of perfection in the broad field of 
harmony and unity of forms. 

If Mr. Spencer's philanthropic na- 
ture should materialize as a benefactor 
to the profession by presenting plates 
representing the firet, second and third 


clioice of the fifty penmen wlio indi- 
cated their prefereuees, I imagine 
many amnsing surprises would l>c in 
store for us at the expense of some of 
the stars of chirographic fame; but as 
tlie \indertakiug would be ivu expen- 
sive one they are doubtless protected. 
I feel that he should be commended, 
however, for opcuin;,' a channel 
through wliich si> Tuauy of our penmen 
nniy reach a liighcr development of 
good taste, and the attainment of a 
greater degree of consistency in the 
adaptation of fcu'ius to the laws of 
balance and motion without destroy- 
ing unity. 



in business writing for this month's 
issue, and as a valuable and suitable 
copy for practice by stiulents, the 
Business Form, given on this page, 
the original copy for which a thorough 
husiness man and a fine business 
writer, Mr. L. L. Williams, Pre!fei- 
ileut Business Educatoi-s Association 
of America, has the honor of having 

We suggest that the student rule 
his practice paper suitable fi)r the 
eojiy, and endeavor to make every ef- 
fort a successful one. This will afford 
you practical practice outside the 
writing drill. There is little use of 
practicing writing with a position of 
body and limbs which prevents a 
free and and unhindered use ()f the 
writing muscles. Due attention 
to preliminaries should always be 
given , followed by continual repe- 
tition and never-give-up effort to 
.icquirc just what your better 
jud^renKMit tells you is Business 

Write the copy not less than 200 
titntis during the month, and so 
measure the nature of each effort 
that the next shall be a big step 
ahead. Do not nnlke a slow mo- 
tion; use the pen with dexterity, 
hut allow yourself to become so 
familiar with the territory over 
which the business writer's mind 
and pen must glide that not an 
illegible letter may be found in 
your page. 

Acqttire that sort of hand-writ- 
ing which is not frightened away 
when you are compelled to double 
your speed. Get that style for 
which business men wil! give you 
caKh , in gooiily hulks. 

renowiitcl H. W.sli 


. I'orlliuKl. Me. 


K. Gami*bei,i,, Oberlin, O. 


H. SpExcER,* Albany, N. Y. 


M. Weikek, So. Whitley, Ind. 


W. Bloser,* Delaware, 0. 


S. Heath, (Jo,s.sville, N. H. 


S. KlMBAl.L, Delaware, 0. 


Nelson,* Clevelaiul. (). 


E. Nkttletox,* St. Louis, Mo. 


J. Grace, Cleveland. (). 


A. Harmon,* Ft. Worth, Texas 


.I.,SiMi>KiNK,* Cleveland, O. 


W. I'jkTTOX,* Oleaii, N. Y. 


.1. Kbetciimi:!!, Clevelaiul, (). 


A. Drake,* Erie, I'a. 


T. LooMis,* Cleveland, 0. 


L. Gl.ICK,* Grand Rapids, Mich 


M. Kelchneh,* Cleveland, 


A. Faust, Chicago, Ills. 


WIkmi wc f.'ol.ltill. iimlfiir .■ 
jjrajilui- .-'iiiiits luii at Uiw cl)l), wl- 
!ire forniiii}; the habit of o])aniiij; u 
(Ivnwer in which we find ii neiit packet 
of copy-i)ennian!»hii), iirepared by 
tlie admimble penniaTi, Prof. W. H. 
Patrick, Baltimore, M<1., who adver- 
li.sL'.s this self same ^et in t))is issue 
at a very reasonable rate. Penmen 
as well as stndents should have them. 

The Meadville, Pa., Business Col- 
lege favors us \Yith an elegant card 
of invitiititai to the 23rd Annual 
Connnencement of that institution. 
Many thanks, and our regrets; an edi- 
tor rarely travels, you know, a.- 
piu<ses arc out of date. 


To iliu E.liior i.f ■I'.m ;iua \n llt-rutd." 

Stratford. May U). '.S-s. 

My offer of ten dcdlars 
:i month ago for the hc.'*t specimen 
i)f penmanship sent to me, has not 
called out the responses I would like 
j to see. The month has expired and 
[ am in receipt of only five lettei's 
I think penmen cannot ]'eai«onal}ly 
object to my postponing the closing of 
the competition for fifteen days' in or- 
der to give some who may not have ob- 
served my offer, a chance to compete. 
The offer" is BOXA-FIDE and money 

Yours truly, 

E. J. Knkitl, 
Stratford, Ontario, Canada. 



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The editor of the Heuauj \^ 
but a young man, yet be has had 
several successful yeare of school- 
room experience, and has studied, 
devised, experimented, searched, 
dreamed of and delved in the mines 
of tiiought for new ideas, practical 
methods and effective ways of 
teaching writing. 

As a result, many lively and 
successful methods have found 
access to his store-house of mental 
dainties, and as some of them are 
of such a nature that they cannot 
well be presented in the Herald, 
the editor will tell of them in a 
series of twelve correspondence 
lessons, or twelve lettei's, to any 
penman wlio is in earnest about 







AS. Was 

.i.uss, Pittsburgh, 1', 


C. Stand 

.sii, Bnffahi, N. Y. 


A. Stoij 

>ARD,* Rockford. Ill 


. J. El.I.K 

T.* Stratfm-d. Ont. 


M. Lantz 

. Emmitt.«burgh, Xld 


L. BiiiMi 

AM., St. l>aul,Miuu 


D. GoRs, 

rNE,* Ckvelnnd, 0. 


C. Wool) 

* Davenport, la. 


E. Bl.AK 

., Galcsburgh, Ills. 


C. Fki;n( 

11.* Dubuque, low.,. 



AN.* Des Moines, I„ 

. Sayre, Cleveland, O. 
'..I.Christie,* Pmtghkecpsie.N.Y. 
, W. Ernest, Elmore, O. 
. II. C'RlciER, Whitewater, Wis. 
r. A. Hoffman,* Chicago, 111. 
. T. Perky, Degognia, III. 
,. C. Hackktt, Oregon City, Ore. 
I. L. Stoddard, Colorado City, Col. 
. H. HiNciiEY,*UkiahCity,Cal. 
. T. Benton,* Iowa City, Iowa. 
. G. HARMI80N,* Lexington, Ky. 
,. H. Haiseman, Ft. Scott, Kas. 
I.e. Monk, Alto, Texas. 
:. .1. Knkitl, Stratford, Ont. 

O. C. DoHNEY,* Alleuton; I'a. 
C. E. McKee.* Colund)us, O. 
A. G. CoNROD,* Atchinson Kan. 
H. W. Becker;* York, Neb. 
E. L. BfHNETT,* Providence, H, I. 
G. B. Jones, Rochester, N. Y. 
Chab. O. Meux,* Memphis, Tenri. 
*Counected with Business College. 

This list will be continued in on 
next issue. 

dollar, and twelve stamjis. 
Write to-ilav. 


During the last few months we 
luive [irepared copy foi- circulars and 
advertising matter for a number of 
y.ning penmen. During the summer 
months we shall be prepared to do 
considirahle more of this work at low 
rates. Write us for what you wish, 
and we'll try to please yon. "NW* un- 
derstand about the nature of attractive 
ship advertising, and will 


Prof. H. B. PARSONS. 

The Her.\i.d's family includes 
liundreils of bright imnies, — names 
wliich are synonomous with progress 
in pennianshipand practical education ; 
yet among the long list, none shine 
with a move healthy lustre than that 
of Prof. H. B. Parsons, Principal of 
iheZancsville, Ohio, Business College, 
a specimen of whose penmanship lends 
artistic polish to the third page. 

Our knowledge of Prof. Parsons, 
aside from a professional acquain- 
tanceship, is limited, but we have 
cvcrv reason to believe that his life. 
ill !i socitil way, is fully as refined as is 
his skill in penmanship. 

The Professor has lately executed 
some of the Knest and most elaborate 
pieces of engrossing for the G. A. K. 
which are to be found in the lists of 
pen-art productions. 

The photos advertised in this issue 
are treasures of which the penman- 
ship student may well be proud. We 
wotild not part with those in our 
posession for many times the ])riec 
asked for them. 

His engrossing style has more 
orfgiiniiity and personality in it than 
that of any pen-artist with whose pro- 
ductions we are familiar. 


To omit mention of tlie fact 

That Fred H. Crigcr, Whitewater. 
Wis., is, to put it as mildly as our 
enthusiasm over his penmanship will 
allow, a niagnifieent writer, (u- 

Tlnit W. H. Patrick's pen-work is 
I'l-iiK COLD, or 

That R. .'i. Collins is waylaid with 
orders for his picture-like work, or 

That E. .J. Knietl will announce 
the winner of the 810 |)rize in our 
.June issue, or 

That E. L. Brown ought to adver- 
tise liis penmanship, or 

That A. E. Dewhurst will appear 
in the Hekaj.d's photograph and 
biograph album soon, or 

That a penman's art collection is 
behind the times withcnit the photos 
of pen-work advertise,! hv IMr. H. 
H. Parsons, or 

That future numbers of tlie Hkk- 
u.D will be brighter and better in 
proportion as you drop in the dollars 
and subscribers more and more fre- 
<|uently, or 

That AVebster's article in this issue 
is .set with thonght-dianumds, 

Would be an injustice to those con- 
cerned and to our growing army of 


^'eneral education, and a lirst -class 
teacher, will be ready to accept a posi- 
tion as Stenographer, Type-Writer 
and teacher of the popular Eclectic 
Short-hand, at an early date. Corre- 
spondence solicited. Address, 

Pex-Aut Iil-:R,vl.u, Cleveland, O. 


The Pen-Art Herald 

A Monthly .lo.irnni of l>enijmii^Iii|> LiteraHtrc. 

numbers. Teu cetiU cnch. 
Don't send !*tntnn!> wlicn tinNinl nnlccnii ho obbiinod 

S2. S months. $3. 1 j 

5 to 1(1. Fifty-fiw 

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Our iiction in (U.seonlinuiiig the 
recent wiiKKLY edition of the Hekald 
iind in again reverting to the old 
monthly, may seem, to many of our 
readers, rather peculiar. The only 
explanation necessary to be made is, 
that the wkkki.y was not a success; 
we fought hard for it, and had im- 
plicit faith in its ultimate triumph, 
hut after losing considerable money, 
patronage and good will of many of 
our adherents, we concluded that, for 
the sake of our hardly attained repu- 
tation in the penmanistic field, wc 
must acknowle<lge our mistake and 
try to rectify it. Accordingly, we 
continue the old Monthly, drop the 
WEEKLY, and promise a far better 
periodical than ever before. 

Now that we are showing oui-selves 
anxious to meet your wishes, may we 
not have .-iomc tangible showing of 
your appreciation each month? 

Is there not some way in which you 
can aid this pajier? Have you friends 
or pupils wlu) would be benefited by 
the Herald's rays of sunshine? And 
will you not take a half hour of your 
time this afternoon and see about it? 

Have you not some linsiness or 
article which it would i)ay you to 
advertise? And will you not favor 
us with thai part of your patronage? 

AVe shall be glad to hear from every 
reader of tlie Herald during tlie 
month of May. and whether you are 
able to send us idd or kind' words, 
write ui' and we shall indefinitely 

Vour debtor, 

The Editor. 


Tlie great need of the American 
linwiness College is TEAcnKRs; men 
who have not only that theoretical 
knowledge whicli is so requieite in an 
instructor, but who have come in con- 
tact with lU'siNKss NEEDS, and know 
how to minister to them. It is a dis- 
couraging fact that many of those 
young men who compose the faculty 
of the average Business C'oUege arc 
ignorant of methods of dohig business 
!ind adhere, tenaciously, to the direc-- 
tions given in s.ime text book, while. 

with but triflinginconvenience to them 
selves , they could obtain , daily , 
glimpses of that world, for usefulness 
in which, they pretend to educate their 
students. The Business College and 
businessworldaretoo widely separated. 
They should be introduced, and culti- 
vate an intimate acquaintance, which 
in time will be sure to ripen into real 
friendship, and finally, the school may 
become the hegininff of business 
life-, not a mere isolated factor. 


ul whe 


prospective students and the public 
about it, we have the ideal in our 
mind, and not the real. The result 
is dissatisfaction among patrons, the 
most direful seal of death that could 
be stamped on a school; for when a 
student pays his tuition and is usher- 
ed into the cold, chalk-dusty and in 
some cases, dismal study hall, and is 
given in charge of a tired sort of a 
teaclier. who is too busy to give him 

I'rof. W. II. Dvitf, tUe skilleU veteiaii iieiuiiu 
Flourished the aliove pietty dei 

Principals of Commercial Wcliouis 
should make it a point to personally 
investigate the abilities of a man be- 
fore engaging him to teach in their 
institutions. Too often superficial 
qualifications pass fen- genuine busi- 
ness and teaching ability. 

Principals, furnish what yon invari- 

niore than passing attention, and any 
eccentricity of bis raiment meets with 
the illy suppressed sneers of boisterous 
looking students, he does not retain 
his exalted idea of the commercial 
school, and is discouraged, under- 
values the real merits of the school; 
concludes he has been grossly swindled 

ibly advcrtise-the best talent you can 
lire. It will pay you to make 
.'our institution as good in realitv as 
it is rejjresented in your cirenlar. 

How easy it is to sit down and 
write up an attractive advertisement 
for our school ! Wc all have superb 
ideals of what wc would like to nmki- 

and vows that no one 
the same step thi-ougl 
Better plan — make 
respond with 
vertising the 


h'td before a<l- 


A number of Business College 
papers ctune to our ofiice, and we enjoy 
their perusal very much, yet there is a 
great amount of their matter which 
is stereotyped and monotonous. We 
refer especially to the opinions of 
prominent people regarding the efli- 
cacy of a Business Education. Mr. 
Garfield's memorable address on this 
theme has been quoted until the pub- 
lic shun it, and papers containing parts 
or the whole of it. Mrs. Stowe's ad- ■ 
vice is only of a common-place sort, 
but has been told by the whole round 
of school advertising sheets. Horace 
Greeley was excellent authority, but 
people are tired of his little verse 
about business education and his im- 
imaginary son . Leonard Swett is 
known in more places than Chicago 
but his time-worn paragraph is noth- 
ing wonderful. 

If principals would think out some 
practical advantages of such a train- 
ing as their schools impart and state 
them in a concise, business-like way, 
it would be fully as convincing and 
would give the impression that those 
estimable people to whom reference 
is made have not catalogued all the 
reastms which exist for obtaining a 
ss education. 


Wc give on the 6th page the tii-st of 
a series of collections of autograph 
and business card cuts. In the 
center we have the attractive enve- 
lope heading of our friend, E. J. 
Kueitl, Stratford, Out. The origi- 
nal was <lesigued and executed in pen 
and ink work. It affords suggesstive 
ideas to those who wish to prepare 
similar work. 

Above it we have a neat little 
design from the pen tif Prof. ('. E. 
xMcKee, Columbus, t). 

Farley's signature will afford 
healthful practice in writing, as will 
that of Prof. Collins. Faust's name 
should be jiracticed with the automatic 
shading |)en. 

This issue will reach a nunil>. 

penmen and others who have not, as 
yet, subscribed for it and in order ti> 
induce them to become members of our 
family at once, we continue our ex- 
.vcdin-ly liU'rai premium offer of a 
(■()]ty tif llic famed work. A Series of 
Lc>M,n>iii Plain Writing, with ayear's 
snbsrriptioM to the Herald, for one 

Do you not find valuble features in 
this nurnber? Some uuirked improve- 
ments are now in course of prepara- 
tion and, candidly, you cannot do 
youi-self justice and do without future 
issues. Let us hear from von ! 


If this item is marked your ; 
'iption expires with this issue, 
dess your renewal is prompt, 
is the best issue yet produc* 

I the next 



Among the students of the Olun 
Business Univei-sity of this city, we 
have found, to our grntiiication, at 
least four who especially excel in pen- 
manship, tlie work of almost any one 
of whom would do proud honor to 
many i)rofe8sional teaeliers with whose 
skill we are acquainted. 

In the preparatory business depart- 
ment, for instance, over in a secluded 
section sits young P. J. Seiberth, a 
lad of fifteen, who uses the oblique 
holder dexterously, and is an indus- 
trious fellow, bound for the top in 
penmanship circles. Of coarse he is 
one of the Herald's large family 
and admires the paper very much. 


ig of espet-iiil mention, but 
as the Hkr.\li) is not a local pajier, 
we cannot give the space. 

8uch jjenmanship items as are de- 
serving of a place in our Business 
College department are earnestly 
solicited from penmen in schools 
where the Hkuaij> circulates. En- 
courage your pupils, boys, by spread- 
ing the intelligence of their progress 
before thousands of other workers in 
all parts of the continent. 



In a lengthy review of the various 
commendable features of the Green 
Bay, Wis., Business College, a local 

A crisp and newsy si 
School Vinifor, Madi 

3 the 


We always like to see it among our 
morning mail. Prof. J. C. t*roctor, 
associate editor, is a skilled penman. 

The B^islneas Educator, edited 
and published by Johnson, Perrin & 
Osborn, Buffalo', N. Y., is a spicy 
and well edited journal, and weregi'et 
that its visits are so far apart. It is 
a quarterly. Many spicy items are 
contained in the April number. 

The Practical EducatoVy by 
Armstrong & Wesco, Portland, Ore., 
is a truly valuable sheet and contains 
some of the finest specimens of onia- 

Kas,, sends Us its second number. 
We like it and predict that the pen- 
men will all do likewise, when they 
make its aci]unintaiice. 


The iiCHAi.D has in preparation 
one of the finest pen-art volumes 
ever conceived, "Our Profession and 
its Representatives." The work will 
be on a unique plan and will be duly 
announced later. x\ny penman desir- 
ing to be represented in it nuxy have 
a special descriptive circular bv arl- 

W. D. Showalter. 

.yL^^-^/^i^^^— y\^^/^-M^ y^'ill^P^ 



leml. Mr. J. W H\ ii.c, Wnniism-kft. 1!. t. 

Passing up-stairs we find Mr, C. | 
W. Treat dashing off a style of writ- ' 
ing which stamps him as a ^ewma/i, 
and one of striking talents and skill. 
We hope to present him and some of 
the beautiful forms which flow from 
his pen to our family in a more for- i 
mal manner at an early date. 

Miss Alva Waltz, already presen- ' 
ted to our friends through the weekly 
Herald, is one of the finest lady 
writers in tlie country, and has decid- 
ed art talents Witli a little more 
practice, her work will closely resem- 
ble that of Miss Nintin. 

Young Mr. C. H. Gerhan writes a 
hand that partakes of the peumanis- 
tic flavor, and does him much credit. 

There are others", in the school, who 

paper of that city, refers to our accom- 
plished friend," Prof. E. F. Quintal, 
in a highly complimentary manner. 

The Educational Journal 
Clinton, Iowa,contains an interesting 
sketch and a striking portrait of the 
renowned business educator, Prof. 
Cornelius Bayies.-*, Dubuque. Iowa. 
The last number will be api)reciated 
and preserved by hundreds for this 
one feature, but aside from this it is 
full of good things, among ^vhich may 
be found a notice of the Herald. 

The York Business College, York, 
Neb., is endoi*sed in strong terms 
by the press of that city. It Is a 
deserving institution. 

mental pen-work we have eviM' seen. 

The AUentowu, Pa., Commercial 
College publishes a commendable and 
readable periodical. Prof. Dorney 
assists with the editorial shears. 

The Western Penm-an is surely 
one of the mo.>*t attractive periodicals 
in its line in the matter of cuts. 
Three very handsome portraits adorn 
the last number. 

GaskelVs Magazine is one of 
our favorite i)eriodcals. We always 
rejoice to grasp its thoughts as served 
up by the versatile Scarboro. 

The Writitu/ Master, Winfield, 


In our next issue, we expect to 
begin a series of ten editorial articles 
under the above caption , drawing from 
our own actual experience before the 
black-board for the methods and facts 
embodied, and from a turbuleut 
imagination for the literary embellish- 
ment. We shall aim to nuike them as 
novel and valuable as possible and we 
think our readers will find something 
to quicken the teaching pvilses in 
every article. 

Notice Byrne's letter on this page. 
It is not hand engraved, but repre- 
sents photo-reproduced writing. 


Xd^ssssozi in X>^nxxx<a.xi£»]a.ip. 


Let the stuJent seat himself, in front position, at a table of con- 
venient heij;ht, which must vary according to the height of a person. 
I'lace the chair well back from the table, and sit as far buck in it as 
possible. Place Ihe I'eet firmly on the floor, the left a little in ad- 
vance of the right, so that the 
body will be self supporting. 
Never pile the feet up, for this 
throws the balancing of the 
body on the arms. Incline Ihe 
body, without curving the back 
iue brought at a distance from 
laliy about fourteen inches dis- 
tant with natural sight. Now place the forearms on the table in 
front of von so that ihev loim a right angle, or a square corner, 
with the' point of llie elbows just projecting over the edge ol 
the table. Arrange tlie pa- 
per in line with the rigiil arm. 
The weight of this arm should 
rest lightly on the muscle 
m front ol" the elbow, and 
that of the luuid on the nails of 
which should be drawn back direct 
The pen is held, lightly, with the tli 
crossing the second finger at the rot 

placed on top ol the holder about one and a fourth inches from tlu- 
point of the pen in the medium 
sized hand, and the end of the 
I thumb is placed against the side 
of holder, opposite the first joint 
in the fore-finger. The thumb 
-hiMild be in line with the arm. 
:i:id the wrist clear the paper bv 
at least half an inch. The first 
iiid seci.iicl hiiLji-i- -I Id lie curved enough to admit of a free up- 
ward and dn«ti«,M-l ninvenient of the pen. The upper part of tlie 
holder iiiiiy dm,, pi.i l„-lo«- the kiiiicklp and stand at an angle to the 
pai.crol abnul l.irivl.v,- d.-L-recs. Without doubt the l.c'st move- 
ment used in wnlior I- ;i r,„„l,n,al imi ,,f tl„. inuM-uhir. or f,,i-eanii 
and Una. 

Ili.i-d a 

id loin 

h fingers 

ider th<- 

IKilm Ol 

the hand 

and lii-st 


11(1 fiiiirers 

the nail 

Tlie f 

irefinser i- 

obtained a goo.lkiiowlcilgu and 
use ol the muscular. The muscular movement consists in moving 
the pen by means ol the forearm; in fact the whole arm, with a rest 
dbow, using llie fingers merelv to hold the 
le.lesk. but roll on' the muscle. 
1 lintci- .iH.iihl go through the 
-;imeni.itiiiiiastlial of the point 
"I the pen, that IS, if the nails 
ol the third and fourth fingers 
were inked, they should pro- 
duce the same letter as that 
formed by the pen. Finger 
inovement may be detected by observing the working of the thumb 
joint. You may now assume the position as directed, and practice 
the oval e.xercise for at least half an hour. The motion may be regu- 
lated by coiMitiii- one lor the downward movement and two for the 
upward, \ciii may next jiractice the small and capital letter exer- 
cises as ])n--c-nted. ii-mg perfect freedom of movement in every 
stroke. .\i li-;,M leii minutes of every hour's work for the next two 
week- -h.HiM l,e spent in practicing the oval exercise, both with and 
wit I -li:i,|( >, It IS better practice than a letter, as your attention 
will ii"i be -II absorbed in its form as to forget tlie movement. 

Never coiiimeuce a lesson without the full determination of stick- 
ing to it until something is aecoiiiplished, and never leave a copy 
until you can see some inijirovenient. 

This outline lesson in writing we hope will be of service to some 
one, and inspire him to decide, at least in favor of a good business 



On the subject (if teacliiiig writing. 
Some intensely bombastic penman may 
deride us for extending such an invi- 
tation; arguing that the subject is 
worn threadbare. Perhaps; and in n 
greater degree all the themes touching 
on human welfare are worn thread- 
bare, but they still agitate the minds 
of thinkers. While the teaching of 
business writing, and the results of 
such teaching, remain so fearfully 
clouded in error, and so extremely un- 
satisfactory, wc feel that methods need 

We would like to give the ideas and 
methods of a dozen practical teachers 
on this theme at an early day. Com- 
press your ideas into a thousand "ems," 
friends, and come on to the HERAtjiV 
composing rooms with them. It's for 
the general good. 

J. F. FISH, 

Whose pen-work may be procured 
at very fair rates by all of our readers, 
is one of America's Star Penmen, and 
is one of the most reliable and prompt 
of the business men with whom we 
have to do. 

Those of our readers desiring excel- 
lent scrap-book specimens, or artistic 
card-work, should invest all the spare 
nickels in their poBsession in securing 
this talented pen-wielder to do the 
work. Prof. Fish holds a very respon- 
sible teaching position in our city, and 
is very successful in his vocation. 


Ot our prot'e&5ion, Principal Robert C. 
Spencer, of Milwaukee, Wis., is in 
hearty sympathy with the Heka,i-d's 
mission, and wishes it unlimited suc- 
cess. In fact, the sages of penman- 
istic fame are fast rallying to the aid 
of the Hekai.d, recognizing that it is 
on the "Inside Track*," A few are 
still outside tlie widening circle. "The 
latch-string" awaits your touch. Ad- 
fee 00 cents, 

Miss Nintin's c«py for her lesson 
]>roved too pale for i>hoto -reproduc- 
tion, consequently U delayed. 

Prof. S. E. Bartow, late Professor 
of plain and ornamental penmanship 
in tlie Ohio Business University, of 
this city, has gone to Buffalo, to ac- 
cept tt position in the American Busi- 
ness College, a new, incorporated 
school, under the direction of the 
l)usine8.s men of that city. Mr. Bar- 
ti)W is a special friend of ours, and 
has our hearty wishes for a brilliant 
success in the new field. 

The editor of the Hbrald will de- 
vote a part of his time to the discharge 
of the duties of Prot. Bartow's vacant 

We are indebted to Prin. R. C. 
Spencer, Milwaukee, Wis., for n copy 
of the proceedings of the last B. E. A. 
of A., held in the rooms of his institu- 
tion last summer. It makes an exceed- 

ope He; 


One of the most worthy of our 
young business writers is Mr. Jesse 
Overlock, Rockport, Me. 

E. L. Brown, of the above city^ is 
another of Maine's good penmen. 

Thos. Mansell of Chester, Va., is n 
good practical penman, and does good 

A photo of a unique pen-drawing is 
in our hands, the work of the Iowa 
])eu-artist, Prof. C", E. Jones, of 

The Writiuff Teacher, Rich- 
mond, Va., has met with some finan- 
cial embarassmont and, for a time, is 
suspended. Editor Williamson has 
our best wishes for renewed pros- 

R. S. Bonsall, Chicago, is a .skilled 
copper plate engraver. Some work 
done for us recently is excellent. A 
comprehensive and copiously illustra- 
ted lesson on practical writing, from 
this master of his calling, will jqjpear 
in an earlv issue. 

ingly valuable volume. 

Mr. G. S. Furguson, Galesburg, 
Kan., is the possessor of a marked de- 
gree of pen-skill in the automatic line. 

Bergman's Pen-Guide isan ingenious 
aid to correct pen- holding. We have 
a few for sale at 10c each. 

Our esteemed friend, J. M. Lantz, 
Enimittsburg, Md., is a fine penman 
and a fine young man. We commend 
those who wish lessons by mail to this 
successful young teacher. 


_ Sometimes, as in the Herald's case, 
it is the part of wisdom to return to the 
old order of thing8;to travel the old road 
to the assured destination of success. 

Such are Brother Scarboro's views. 
With the May issue the Maciazine is 
changed back to the paper out of which 
it grew — The Penman's Gazette. 
Many friends of the old periodical will 
rejoice in its second birth; while many 
of us will miss the Magazine sadly. 
We are content, however, no matter in 
what form they appear, as long as Scar- 
borci's flashes of wit greet us monthly. 



FOR THE NEXT *i DAYS ONLY. I will send, 
1 iipplicution. n I.i'ttson in Flourishing with '* 
nieliDns. nml iiij- Nuw I'rito Li»l iiml ('irciih 



.y Jlagiii/iccHt 2'cstimoiiia/s 


Zanesville. Ohio 


and beiLii 

iiin mill (JrniimynUiI Poiiumi 

anil beiLiitifuI 
.nahiirtshoitlil a 

"^ Winiififf Master/- 

Published nt Winfield. Kjuisiis. for ii ceii 
Scinl eiplit ceiilp for simii'Ie coj.y. 



Lessons in I'caArt by luaiK W months cour 
» nting or nourishing. K.(M). One leason eve 
week. New students every mail Tp^t nrdir 
kinds of work. Zic. 4 di.«i«n« flm.ri.liinp. si^p Idi 

- India ink. r.ii.>, ' T 

lSx20. '^khhi^M »'! 
Miblished in lU . u 

Writing Taught by Mall! 

Mr. J. JIii.ioN Laniz cnnimlly imiiicsls 

Ihc. plciBiii-,. „r iniii- pnlroims,. 

ill Ills newly .slal.Ilslieil 

lli.liip .•iHlor.l 01 lViiiii,iii«lii|,' III «-| i 1 



P';^'','^^^""' 1- i"i;l of tho bo.t 




The Euclid Avenue Business College 

modeled for tlie special use uf tliis institution, mid luis till iiiodt-ni iiiii)roveiueiiti>, 
steam heiit, electric liglit, etc., nnd is witliiii a spunre of Monumental Park, iD the 
greiit Inisiiiess ceutt^r of one of tlie mosi lieautiful. thriving and enterprising cities of 
tlie United States— Cleveland. This soliool 
one of wluoli is under the immediate supervlsi 
ed day and evenings tlie entire year. 
For circulars midress tlie Presidenl. 




Baok-Keeping Simplified.^ 

A Key to Doable Entry 



Easiness fnetlisds, 

Modern Book-Keepisg. 

Both complete in One Volume of nearly 300 pages 

$2 50 

I I L I ( 


Who Possess a Reasonably Good 
Degree of Skill in Pen- 

w. I). 

Edilni- I>K 

nilli llie liesl 


»nil lllukti 
lies for th. 
tislli.- Kn-r; 

ui.l -lioti-lits. TliL- I'liitCt. 

I' lilt Ivpe nietiil and zinc. 
■ ■-N. ;ii lowest rates. Send 
iLii ti-. und estimates. I'en 

TH051.\S .M.VNSELl.. 


i'he hundsoTiK - -' i'i':i(^ticLil i>u 

f the MnRdKiiie sent i 



Shoidd bo 

soloctoiig modvla fur study nnd ii 



ItfloDK.DtlM . ' < ' . 'It. 

ideas to ludKf in Hit- writer',^ iimid: lln-y will 
tiicturcBiiuoly uiuLudiud in a titinvii uf tifU: 
sheets or 

dIzo, heavy, unruled p 
ble iMickot f 

id. for u . 'Vic postal n 

, Tiiluame ixickot from which I 

P A WRIGHT 769 Broadway N V 




By H. J. Putman mid \V. J. Kinsley. 
Second edition now ready, 


The oopivs Jiro elcguntlv cngnived on ooppor. 
iirinted from stone on the flnest kind of very 
heavy pltito papor. Ail copies new: uo rehn«h. 

I writing. 


r leMon* by mail fur 

■itrds for 2Kc. R. S. Collins. Box 1. Kt 

Fine Card Writing. 

•ards, I will offer I 

ISetofUff-niinarnpiiuls 20c 

1 EteKmUlj-FloiirislK-ul Hird aic 

"I believe yoHtiR liehronsineyor to bo the best 
pentDan ofhisnuein the world. If there is one 
to eiiuiil hiia, 1 don't know it. Pew of the profes- 
siooiils of today ciui equal hia carde and capitals. 

v.n. ilK'Vi.."lVi'Lm.'.;ulo*fvouV'iiilTi»"l^c"w^ 
.M. l!. MooKK., Morjtcin. Ky.. 

Address all orders to 

cieiii Cily Itiisincss Pollege. Uiiincy, 
\. B. -I'ostJil t;»r.l^ g.. to the waste fm^ket, 

W. H. Patrick, 


rir,,,lar, Kr., BALTIMORE, MD. 

Professional Cards. 

F. S. HiiATH, publisher Penmftn'i* 
Directory, Gossville, N. H. Appro- 
priate matter for publication solicited. 

S. E. Bartow, professional penman 
and card writer. Order work of-all 
kinds solicited. Prices for a stamp. 
American Business Colleee, Buffalo, 
"I. Y. 

W. D. Showalter, editor PeK- 
Art Herald, Cleveland, O. Assist- 
rendered young penmen and 
s who wish to puolish 
> by mail, cards, etc., as well as 
in genera! penmanship advertising. 
Low rates. 


Presentt an ofipor 
Men have found ri stti 

School Year 

Five more Platos of Kitte's Alphaljets 

No. 24. BOUNDED GOTHIC. A white fq^Bed letter, witli tlnrk background and 
flowers. Elaborate and suited to t!08tly eugiwshiK. Two styles of finish shown. 
No. i'j. AUTISTIC RUSTIC. Easv to exfcute, rnpid. and the most artistic effed 

in nistir 1. Ml I ii.. \ . [ i.imhiced. Money retva-ned to anyone who will say this plate 

is not W..-!: ■!, ■ ;: ! ttVe. 

No. Ji: . \Mi - 1 ,,( -ivatnessanda 

itv 01 ix < ini^ M|>lL;itiet leads thu 

having .-..uuiN.a 111. i-uurs. 

3^0.2:. SCUULLINU LETTERS. Two kiivls of scrolls 
artd urnaiaeiitatioii. Very artistic, nnd it we mistake no 
pen-woi . . SINGLE No. 10c. THE FIVE Nos. 2oc. 


BUilNESS WRITING. A Complete Course of Twenty-six Lessons in Businec 
Writilig, including nil letters. liirures and e.-cereises fresh from the pen, wilh printc 
instufctloii. written for each lesson and ex|iliuiatiuii of the toi-e-nnn nioveuicnt am 
position, with illustration, will he sent for ^ZT ' 

FLOBBISHING. A Course of Twelve lessons in Flourishing includiuj; Trineiples 
Birds, Eagle, Swan and parts for practice, (Trtish from the pen, wilh printed instrur 
tions and positions for holding the pen illustKated, will be sent for %\. 

GOOD PENS. We are selling immense quftntitiesof Gillott's604 E. F. Pens becaust 
they are the finest product of the Pen Slakersin the wxirld. nnd yives universal satic 
faction. Oae-fourth gro^s 2oe,. One gross 85c. Two gross If 1.50. 

Address, H. W. KIBBE, Utica, N. Y. 

V nrice-liKt "f my work 02 

Ui of tlie above I.411 


0. P. ZANER, 

Colilmlius, Ollin. 

is Dead. 

N "'#n'^7st IN P E N IVI A IM SH fP. 



ted in the boBt style of the art. at nioderato prices. 
All kind of work, from a card to the most olaoorate 
pen-dmiring.- Flourishing, lOc. Larger pieces 20c. 
3 for SOc. 



X ULl^tdl ivritli'ii the brst >'0u ever saiv, 
iryuuaeml ii L>c. stnnip lu piiy noalnge. 

U.S. C.ii.i.iNa. !!..< I. K.ioxvillc. Tcmi. 



» 9Z.S 

ubodied tile Iwpnty-four lessii 

I have re 
n twelve. • 


fue complete course will be given for $2.5(1. This 
s a rare chance and must 80on bo taken ai it will 
lot long be offered. 

Stick India Ink . 
Ink Tmy (coven 
Alphabets, each. 
1 handsome moti< 


...4 ^> 

naesiiUuLaa^'jift'ti'i iiiiikiiiK ink for *uine..-.^ ja 

l^oroiiT«KiInr)Ri»i|:ifc» „ l.O. 

^^'|■iIl' for wbdle^nle iirices. Address. 




11. .■;. COLLI. \S. B„: 

C. BIXLER. '•™=aftyiIif/Sr.''l2hJJl,""' WOOSTER, 

Jn^ar^an'd ^cra^tic tor a g'riflt 


an elegantly w 

tl,„ri-. "l-r.-ii. «i,l i,„r„«lio 

capital letters 
All work warr 

mi;;'- , ■ : ^ : , "ni;.:;"';:;: 

J. G 

. am)I-:k.>un, 

Jackson, Tenn. 


is the best pres 
honded cane. 

eroitic'i written on a Mend's name 
But Ibat eould be given him. It 
aInOT«than a S,"^ bonk or a gold 
(1. UIXLER. 

Woosiler. 0. 

Type-Wrltep Given Away. 

Particulars for stamp. Short-hand nnil Tj 
writing supplies of all descriptiuns at rcasotu 

"HUDSON." The Type-Writer Man. 


Furnishes. «t luoderate cost, tl 
ments and is rapidly increusin 
Ohio or Biirpnssed in Araericn, 


all its 


ong the best. Send lor "Comnuicial Woi-hl" to JloKce .t llemlei-^oii. Ul.erlin, Ohio. The 
ly a school of penmanship, and is wltliout exception tlie very best in Ainei-ica. The specialty of this s^-I 
i Writers* and Pen Aitista' Trainiii«. It also gives thoiongb drill on the Blackboard. 

Teacher writes from 160 to 175 words a niinuif. i^end for ^Stenographic World" to McKee 

9 and depart- 
lot e(|ualc'd ill 
s colleges thHt